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Director:
Writers:
Albert Hackett (screenplay) and
Frances Goodrich (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 June 1948 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The great MGM musical romance
Plot:
A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent musical, very different to most others See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judy Garland ... Manuela

Gene Kelly ... Serafin
Walter Slezak ... Don Pedro Vargas

Gladys Cooper ... Aunt Inez

Reginald Owen ... The Advocate
George Zucco ... The Viceroy
The Nicholas Brothers ... Specialty Dance
Lester Allen ... Uncle Capucho
Lola Deem ... Isabella

Ellen Ross ... Mercedes
Mary Jo Ellis ... Lizarda
Jean Dean ... Casilda
Marion Murray ... Eloise
Ben Lessy ... Gumbo
Jerry Bergen ... Bolo
Val Setz ... Juggler
The Gaudsmith Brothers ... Poodle Act (scenes deleted) (as Gaudsmith Brothers)
Cully Richards ... Trillo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lola Albright ... Manuela's Friend (uncredited)
Marie Allison ... 'Nina' Showgirl (uncredited)
Anne Beck ... 'Nina' Showgirl (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Baker (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Artist (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Carriage Driver (uncredited)
Bruce Cowling ... Guard (uncredited)
Willa Pearl Curtis ... Black Maid (uncredited)
Peter Cusanelli ... Jovial Civilian (uncredited)
William Edmunds ... Town Clerk (uncredited)
George Emerson ... Boatswain with Parrot (uncredited)
Fred Gilman ... Coachman (uncredited)
Suzette Harbin ... Black Maid (uncredited)
Jane Howard ... 'Nina' Showgirl (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Jill Meredith ... 'Nina' Showgirl (uncredited)
Aurora Navarro ... Duenna (uncredited)
Fayard Nicholas ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Harold Nicholas ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jimmy Page ... Black Barber (uncredited)
Sharon Saunders ... 'Nina' Showgirl (uncredited)
Dick Simmons ... Captain (uncredited)
Dee Turnell ... Luisa (uncredited)
Irene Vernon ... 'Nina' Showgirl (uncredited)
O.Z. Whitehead ... Hurtada (uncredited)

Marie Windsor ... Madame Lucia (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
Albert Hackett (screenplay) and
Frances Goodrich (screenplay)

S.N. Behrman (play)

Joseph Than  uncredited

Produced by
Arthur Freed .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Blanche Sewell 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Tom Keogh 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hairstyle designer
 
Production Management
Al Shenberg .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Krams .... associate set decorator
Doris Lee .... paintings
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound (uncredited)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Russell Saunders .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Borland .... grip (uncredited)
Jerome Hester .... still photographer (uncredited)
Sam Leavitt .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Barbara Karinska .... costume execution (as Karinska)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lennie Hayton .... musical director
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator
Roger Edens .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Robert Alton .... dance director
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Gene Kelly .... dance director
Conrad Salinger .... instrumental arrangements
Leslie H. Martinson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Trivia:
In the MGM 1952 musical "Singin' in the Rain", the song "Make 'Em Laugh" was plagiarized (by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed) from "Be a Clown" although Cole Porter did not make a complaint. Both films were MGM productions and starred Kelly, who appeared in the "Make "Em Laugh" segment (but did not sing) while the song was sung and performed by Donald O'Connor.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Serafin trips one of the fleeing guards with his whip, a white donkey crosses between them. A thin wire can be seen attached to the animal's halter to guide it.See more »
Quotes:
Serafin:Senorita, don't marry that pumpkin.
Manuela:Pumpkin!
Serafin:Any man who lets you out of his sight is a pumpkin.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Love of My LifeSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Excellent musical, very different to most others, 12 July 2004
Author: canfordcliffs2010 from russia

The first 20mins of this movie are a bit slow but once Judy launches into 'Mack The Black' it takes off at an incredible speed. Garland and Kelly are wonderful with their tongue-in-cheek characters,especially funny is the scene where they have a huge row, judy throwing things at gene.

I find it a bit hard to believe that judy is this Spanish/Caribbean woman, could they not have used a little self tan? Most of the numbers are excellent although Minnelli gets a little self indulgent with his style at times.

This is enjoyable as it is rather satirical and doesn't contain any corny well used plots like many musicals of the time, however this is not as good as judy and gene's first outing 'for me and my gal'.

It's a pity the first take of 'voodoo' isn't available, the one that made LB Mayer burn the film and gave gene a massive lecture on how to behave whilst dancing, it probably wouldn't be so shocking today.

Not as good as classics such as 'meet me in st louis' and 'singin in the rain' but still ***** 5 stars.

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